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I broke out my Christmas songs playlist this week and have been listening to it every day. My daughter has also been practicing a couple Christmas songs the piano. She is going to play 2 songs during the Christmas program at school and is really excited about it.

This week Melissa is releasing a new set of digital images based on Christmas carols. I used “Jingle Bells” because the song has been running through my head. I also wanted to tie some bells on my card but decided to leave them off so that my card would still be easily mailed.

Here is a look at the complete new release which will be in the Meljen’s Designs store today.

The new challenge coordinates perfectly with the new digis. This week we are asking you to be inspired by a Christmas song. How fun is that? Check the Meljen’s Designs blog for the rules and to link up your project.

While you are at the Meljen’s Designs blog, you might want to check out the projects from our new DT members. This is their first project as teamies and I know they would love for you to stop by their blogs and leave a comment.

I hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


  • Stamps: Jingle Bells (digital stamp) from Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: Old Paper & Tea Dye Distress Inks
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Lily Bee Designs Jingle paper pad, misc. scraps of cranberry CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Seeing Spots Provo Craft embossing folder, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Doily, Tattered Angels Snow Queen glimmer mist, Marvy Twinklette gold glitter pen, Papertrey bakers twine



Gina said…
What an awesome card! I love the round sentiment on the doily. Very pretty! I have been listening to Christmas music too, it's Little Drummer Boy that is stuck in my head!
I have been listening to my Christmas music too Cheryl! Love the doily framing out your image and embossed polka dots. Too cute. Hope your Daughter does well in her Christmas program. ~jeni :)
Karin said…
Awesome card! I love the embossed background and the doily!
Sara I. said…
LOL, all my Christmas discs are loaded into the stereo here, too ;) Love the card - the striped paper adds some awesome contrast and love the doily behind it all! ~hugs
Anita said…
Very pretty card Cheryl. The doily looks so pretty behind the sentiment and I love that twine.
Annette said…
fun card...I love that sentiment and all the layers...cute card..
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Marjo said…
Lovely card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

xoxo Marjo
Cheryl: What a beautiful Christmas Card! Love your digi--Meljen is my MOST FAVORITE ARTIST--I love everything she draws! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, Challenge #1 "All About Christmas". Looking forward to seeing your entries in ALL our challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member
Jen Cuthbertson said…
What a great card! I love that image and the embossed kraft background is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!
xiumaiyuki said…
This is wonderful, Cheryl! Love how you used that doily and the embossed bkground.
Céline said…
fab card, love the combo
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member
Love how the sentiment takes center stage!! The doily is perfect too!!!!!!!!!!! Still love those big embossed polkadots too!!!

This is awesome Cheryl! LOVE that 'polka dot' background! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘POLKA DOT’ challenge and please come back again soon!

one of the 'Sistahs'
Tracy said…
Simple and oh so classy Cheryl! Love the big dot embossing on the back panel and the addition of the doily. Great effect and a wonderful card! Hugs!
Dixie said…
Fabulous Christmas card, and I love these new digis. Love that rich red against the neutrals and the doily is just perfect. I've been playing my Christmas music, too:)
Davi said…
Beautiful card Cheryl!! I love the combo of dp and the embossing! with the iamge! The embossing sorta looks like bells:)
Donna Mosley said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the sentiment and fab design. Perfect stitching too.

Donna x
Dawny P said…
What a beautiful card chick - I love the design and the colours. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x
Audrey Pettit said…
So, so adorable!! Love the embossing, and love the doily, too!
NanaConnie said…
Cheryl, I love the CAS design of this! Great use of the doily. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again soon. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef
Imke said…
Great christmas card, Cheryl. I like the embossed background and your stitching. And the doily gives a great accent.
Kathy and Lucky said…
Cute card, love the image with the papers and colors. Congrats to your daughter, how fun will that be.
Shelly Schmidt said…
I love this pretty card- the doily is such a delicate touch! I have not been listening to Christmas music yet....but I have Angels we have Heard on High stuck in my head.....!
Bettina L. said…
Wow I just love the clean design of this card. That image with the red edges and that doily certainly makes the card pop. Thanks for playing at Stamtacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx
this is so darling Cheryl! I love the new release from Meljen's! You did a great job highlighting the sentiment on this card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime :-) Amy
Great card, Cheryl. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.
Carol said…
Fabulous card Cheryl, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x
Rainbow Lady said…
Lovely card just right for the challenge. Thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x
Wow Cheryl, gorgeous creation hun, love the image as the focal point, no what you mean about posting, hugs Liz xx
Frances said…
Very cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Creations, hugs, Frances.
Pauline said…
This is wonderful Cheryl, love the focal point, and the embossed dotty background. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!
Pauline said…
Fabulous creation... I love the MJD texties... Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!
Gemma said…
this is a lovely creation, and we thank you for sharing with us at Charisma. Sadly, our challenge rules state that when entering our challenge you may link to only up to 9 others, therefore unfortunately you are not eligible to win with this entry. We do hope you will stop by and share more of your work with us :) Gemma
Lisa xx said…
this is gorgeous, so well layed out, thank you for joining us at aud sentiments xx
Teresa said…
What a fabulous christmas card, thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps challenge this week. hugs Teresa xx
TannyP said…
These stamps are fabulous and your use of the background is fantastic. Gorgeous color combination on this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Polka Dot challenge!
ElizabethR said…
Great sentiments, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge. Elizabeth x
Jen said…
Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x
OH Chery;, I LOVE this one too! Then again, what do you ever make that I don't LOVE! *sigh* This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Kathy D. said…
Oh I like that gold background. Did you emboss it...with what?

Thanks for sharing your "Christmas Creations" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see what our new challenge will be!!
Charlene said…
Great card Cheryl...I love the colors that you went with...not something I would have thought of doing. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Merry Christmas Challenge #33...good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT
Ellis said…
Wonderful cad, love the leather look on the background! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
Hugs, Elenor
Jessica said…
Beautiful card - thanks for sharing with us at Sarah Hurley's challenge. Jxx
Sarah Hurley said…
Great Card!

Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x
Jen Leeflang said…
Thanks so much for joining our Digistamps 4 Joy "MERRY CHRISTMAS - NO ANIMALS" Challenge with your beautifully executed creation!
luv n huggz

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